Flint’s Gift

By Richard S. Wheeler
Read by Patrick Cullen

The Sam Flint Series: Book 1

10.95 Hours 08/01/1998 unabridged
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“He thought that this was why he’d become a newsman. Yes. A paper’s principle purpose was to report the news and earn a profit, but once in a while, a paper could become a beacon, a lantern, a bonfire for the good.”—from the book It’s 1877, and all over the West, frontier towns have sprung up, drawing those in search of new beginnings after the Civil War. The young community of Payday is a paradise of rolling meadows and balmy skies, with a quiet population of ranchers and merchants. Into this Eden comes young editor Sam Flint, whose fledgling newspaper, The Payday Pioneer, earns him friends within the town and trumpets Payday’s glories throughout the West. Sure enough, The Payday Pioneer lures settlers to the town. But to Sam’s dismay, they are settlers of the wrong kind. Soon Flint finds himself in the middle of an all-out war for control of the town. Perfect Payday is in danger. But Sam Flint will put his life on the line for what he believes in.

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“He thought that this was why he’d become a newsman. Yes. A paper’s principle purpose was to report the news and earn a profit, but once in a while, a paper could become a beacon, a lantern, a bonfire for the good.”—from the book

It’s 1877, and all over the West, frontier towns have sprung up, drawing those in search of new beginnings after the Civil War. The young community of Payday is a paradise of rolling meadows and balmy skies, with a quiet population of ranchers and merchants. Into this Eden comes young editor Sam Flint, whose fledgling newspaper, The Payday Pioneer, earns him friends within the town and trumpets Payday’s glories throughout the West.

Sure enough, The Payday Pioneer lures settlers to the town. But to Sam’s dismay, they are settlers of the wrong kind. Soon Flint finds himself in the middle of an all-out war for control of the town. Perfect Payday is in danger. But Sam Flint will put his life on the line for what he believes in.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A master storyteller whose heart is obviously in the West.” Library Journal
“A modern master of the historical novel...This is a superb series.” Rocky Mountain News
“Wheeler’s forte is big, character-rich tales of the last days of the West…He tells a crisp story that packs a punch.” Kirkus Reviews
“Patrick Cullen has a comfortable yarn-spinner’s voice and moves the story along effortlessly.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Richard S. Wheeler

Richard S. Wheeler is the award-winning author of historical novels, biographical novels, and Westerns. He began his writing career at age fifty, and by seventy-five he had written more than sixty novels. He began life as a newsman and later became a book editor, but he turned to fiction full time in 1987. Wheeler started by writing traditional Westerns but soon was writing large-scale historical novels and then biographical novels. In recent years he has been writing mysteries as well, some under the pseudonym Axel Brand. He has won six Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the literature of the American West.

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Category: Fiction/Westerns
Runtime: 10.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English